- in Allergies
- on May 10, 2019
If you are new to the DFW area you may have quickly realized that the allergies here are different from what you are used to. We see many patients that have moved from all over the U.S.A. who have never suffered from allergies and now do because of relocating here. It catches people off guard and has them thinking how is this happening and has them longing for relief. Allergies in Texas are
Springtime is a peak allergy season for sufferers around the United States, but it’s particularly bad in parts of Texas. This is due in large part to the oak pollen that spreads throughout cities. It gets everywhere and leaves a yellow coating on doors, cars and basically anything else that’s outdoors. Pollen from other trees, including elm, pine, pecan, poplar and hickory all exacerbate allergy symptoms.
Grass can affect allergy suffers in two ways. They can have a physical reaction from touching certain types of grass, possibly getting a rash in addition to the typical symptoms like runny nose or itchy eyes. Grass pollen can also cause reactions, especially in the spring and summer.
In late spring, the air in parts of Texas gets clogged with “cotton” from cottonwood trees. It’s not pollen coming from the trees, but it can still cause problems. It also gets stuck in air conditioning vents. Clogged vents don’t allow for fresh air to flow through, so even if you’re not allergic to cottonwood, the spores could make other allergies worse.
Ragweed typically peaks in late summer or early fall, causing lots of allergy problems for people around the state. It’s an inconspicuous little plant, which makes it easy to miss. Many people think their allergy problems come from other trees or flowers that are more visible. It produces high amounts of pollen.
Most people think that they can finally get a break from their allergies in the winter, but not in Texas. While many plants across the country die during the cold months of the year, Texas’ mountain cedar is just getting started. It thrives in cool temperatures, and releases clouds of pollen into the air. It’s such a common problem in Texas that it has its own name—cedar fever. The reactions to mountain cedar’s pollen can often be worse than other seasonal allergens. Some people even get flu-like symptoms, experiencing issues like fatigue, severe headaches and body aches.
Unfortunately for Texans, allergens are year-round issues that aren’t going away any time soon. They can strike at any time of the year and knock you completely off your feet. Fortunately, there are treatments that we offer that can virtually cure your allergies over time. With our simple allergy
If you are suffering and are interested in making an appointment for allergy testing and treatment please contact our office at 817-345-0303.